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I think that we don't realize how much of our freedoms we have given away for the sake of comfort, convenience, and a false sense of security.
originally posted by: Atsbhct
a reply to: missed_gear
Yep. I agree. This is the insurance companies, not so much the employer.
A smokers policy is higher than a non-smokers, and some out and out won't insure smokers beyond the most basic policy.
U-Haul has to take on those costs, so... bye smokers. I think it's ridiculous, but if insurance companies are allowed to ask more and more questions, and deny more and more claims with no larger oversight, it's the future.
My grandmother grew up on a tobacco farm and started smoking when she was 11 she lived to be 80. On the other hand my mom started smoking when she was 16 and got lung cancer at 59. I started smoking when I was a teen. I'm 43 and they found 3 growths in my lungs. Which may or may not be a problem. They found 3 growths in my stepdads lungs 10 years ago and he's still kicking.
originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: GenerationGap
The one obese non smoker has more medical costs than the rest of us combined.
My mom has been smoking for decades, serious like 60+++ years. She has gone to the dr./ hospital less than a dozen times.